KWS Prep School Fortnightly Bulletin

25 July 2018
Issue Ten
A Message from the Principal
A Message from the Head of Prep School
A message from our Chaplains
The Regional Engagement Enterprise
Prep Performing Arts Press
Information and Communications Technology
Prep Sports News
Upcoming Events
Kinross Wolaroi School
(02) 6392 0300
59-67 Bathurst Road
Orange, New South Wales, 2800

A Message from
the Principal

Welcome back to Term 3

I hope all our students return well rested, full of energy to face the challenges that the new term will present.

School’s are quiet and eerie places over the holiday period and it is wonderful to see them come alive charged with excitement and activity when the students return.

We welcome a number of new students to the school and two exchange students from Timaru Boys High School in New Zealand. I have no doubt our community will make them feel at home as they settle in to their new surrounds.

A very busy holiday break for many as they engaged in a number of school activities – Cadet Promotions Camp; ski trip to the Snowy Mountains; Senior Art camps and rehearsals for our up coming performances of ‘High School Musical’.

I was greatly impressed by the significant number of our senior students who spent the final week of the break at School participating in our hugely successful Study Camp. This has grown year on year and provides an excellent opportunity for our senior students to prepare, learn and work together in the lead up to their High School Certificate. 104 students attended the camp, 94 being from our Year 12 cohort and all were highly engaged in sessions ranging from tutorials, seminars and workshop presentations.

17 staff contributed 72 hours of first class presentations and assistance. This is a very clear demonstration of the wonderful commitment from our staff who so freely and generously give of their time during their holiday break to assist our students. I have heard that some of the presentations by our English and Maths staff were just outstanding. This preparation will lay an excellent foundation for this term for all students who attended and I commend all that were involved for their commitment to their academic work.

As I have said many times before, success is achieved through hard work, perseverance and meaningful practice.

Thank you to all the staff who contributed to the study camp and especially to Mr Yooie Choi for all his hard work and organisation in arranging the camp. We are most grateful to all staff who gave generously of their time assisting in the various activities over the break. Thank you.

International visits

During the first week of the vacation I took the opportunity to visit three of the schools in United Kingdom with whom we wish to undertake student exchanges. My first visit was to Strathallen School in Scotland where a former colleague of mine from St Edward’s School in Oxford, Mark Lauder is now Head Master. From there we journeyed to Rydal Penrhos School in North Wales and then on to one of Britain’s most famous Public Schools – Rugby School in England.

It was immensely rewarding to spend time speaking with leading educators about their hopes and aspirations for their schools and the challenges they face in their individual contexts. Like Kinross Wolaroi, each school strongly believes in the development of the whole person and provide a plethora of experiences that develop all facets of life – academic and artistic, spiritual and sporting. To look carefully at each school’s educational offering both in and out of the classroom, to see the quality of their facilities and to share our passion for the education of our students was immensely rewarding and inspiring.

I look forward to developing strong relationships with Strathallen, Rydal Penhros and Rugby School as we exchange students over the coming years. There also appears to be a number of other exciting synergies that can be developed between our schools that will open opportunities for staff and the sharing of innovative educational practices.

New Staff Appointments

Ms Sarah Cook - Rowing Coach and Athlete Development Co-ordinator

Ms Sarah Cook joins the staff as Rowing Coach and Athlete Development Co-ordinator. Sarah comes to us with a wealth of national and international experience as an athlete, coach, administrator and as a highly respected sporting identity and leader. Over the past two years the concept of an Athletic Development Unit has been explored by the Director of Co-Curricular and Head of Sport. This new initiative will oversee the wellbeing of all students engaged in the KWS sports program. The Athlete Development Unit will also strive to foster athletic excellence and will operate in close collaboration with the academic and wellbeing areas of the School to ensure a well-balanced and developmentally appropriate sporting program.

A dual Olympian in rowing, and Australian Sailing representative, Sarah has been highly involved in improving performance in sport in Australia. Through her numerous roles in high performance administration and coaching, Sarah has led the development of winning cultures and improved the development pathway for young athletes. Since her retirement from rowing following the London Olympics, Sarah has already had a significant impact in Australian sport, influencing positive outcomes through lobbying State and Federal Governments and as an advisor to state and national sporting associations.

Sarah is currently Operations Manager for Australian Sailing where her responsibilities include organisation, strategy and management of all operations and logistics for the Australian Sailing Team and their programs. As a Rowing Coach, Sarah has coached the Australian Junior Men’s Coxed Four at the World Championships, and was Head of Rowing and Coach at St Joseph’s College in Sydney. In 2016 under Sarah’s leadership, St Joseph’s experienced their most successful year in their history, achieving podium finishes in 9 of the 11 races contested and claimed the First VIII title at the GPS Head of the River.

Sarah has an outstanding record as an Athlete. From 2004 – 2012 she represented Australia in Rowing competing at two Olympic games and 7 World Championship events, winning 6 World Championship medals. She was Australian National Champion 8 times, rowing in 5 different boat classes.

Sarah is a highly acclaimed International Rowing Commentator regularly broadcasting with World Rowing, BBC, BT Sport and Fox. She is a regular contributor to national and state radio for commentary and insights on professional and Olympic sporting news and debate.

Sarah is President of the Sydney University Boat Club (the first female to hold this position), a Director of NSW Rowing and Athletes Commission Member.

Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra and University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of New England, Sarah is qualified to teach Science.

She has just returned from representing Australia as a delegate to the International Olympic Committee Conference in Greece.

Sarah grew up in Canberra is greatly looking forward to living in the beautiful centre of Orange. She is married to Tobias Wehr-Candler who will also be joining us to lead our Rowing Program.


Mr Tobias Wehr-Candler – Master in Charge of Rowing and Rugby

Mr Tobias Wehr-Candler joins us to lead and coordinate our rowing and rugby programs. Tobias will initially oversee Rowing and in 2019 assume the role of MIC Rugby.

Tobias comes to us from St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill where he has been Head of Rowing and has forged a reputation as an outstanding administrator and leader. He is also a gifted coach, achieving excellent results with the St Joseph’s crews.

Tobias has an impressive record as an athlete, representing New Zealand at six World Championships and five World Cup events. At the World Rowing Championship in 2009, Tobias won the Men’s Coxed Four Under 23 World Championship. From 2010 to 2014 he was the World Record Holder for the 1-hour ergometer.

Tobias has also sailed professionally and was a member of America’s Cup Challenge Team Australia in 2014.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Distinction) from the University of Waikato in New Zealand and a Masters of Business Management from the University of Sydney, Tobias has also worked as a Senior Management Consultant. He has advised educators, employers and students to achieve better outcomes from experiential learning collaboration, and in the field of design and implementation of client strategy and communication at the University of Sydney.

Tobias has been engaged as an industry facilitator for the Masters Level Entrepreneurship and Innovation course. Tobias has been an active member of the Sydney University Boat Club and led their Strategy and Operations Committee.

Having grown up in rural New Zealand, Tobias is very much looking forward to making Orange home and along with Sarah, making a significant contribution to the students and community of Kinross Wolaroi School.

New Staff Responsibilities

Acting Director of Co-Curricular

Following Mr Rowe’s departure to St Joseph’s in Sydney, Ms Heidi Anthony – Acting Director of Co-curricular Ms Heidi Anthony will fulfill the role of Acting Director of Co-curricular. She has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the school in her role as Head of Performing Arts. Heidi has directed the last three KWS Musicals, has been extensively involved in the Review of our Co-curricular Programs and has been a member of the Co-curricular Payments Committee.


Mrs Nicole Deans – Acting Head Librarian – Long Service Leave cover

Mrs Nicole Deans has accepted the role as the Head Librarian whilst Mrs Amanda Foster is on Long Service Leave for the remainder of the year. Mrs Deans has a Bachelor of Education, a Masters of Education in Librarianship and many other relevant qualifications. She also has many years of experience working in libraries, including as the KWS Preparatory Teacher Librarian since 2007.


Ms Tina Moshkanbaryans – Learning Support Coordinator – from the commencement of Term 3

This is a new position that came about as a result of the re-structure of our SAS team. Tina has worked tirelessly within the SAS team since commencing at Kinross Wolaroi at the beginning of last year. Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Sydney University and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of New England. Tina’s enthusiasm, energy and passion for the learning support our students will see her make an outstanding contribution in this area.


Mrs Annalie McRae – Head of Performing Arts

Mrs Annie McRae will cover for Heidi Anthony until a permanent Director of Co-curricular is recruited.  Mrs McRae is well known to the Kinross community, initially starting at the school in 2005. Annie has extensive experience in our Music Department and will do a great job as the Acting Head of Performing Arts.


Ms Jennifer Roberts - Music Teacher

I am delighted that Ms Jennifer Roberts has accepted the role a Music Teacher to cover some of Annie McRae’s music load, for Terms 3 and 4. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor Education from UNSW, a Master Arts from Florida State University; was awarded a Piano Restoration Fellowship in 2008 from Northwestern University, Chicago and a Graduate Fellowship from Florida State University between 2006 -2008. Jennifer comes to KWS from the Centre for Youth and Community Music at Charles Darwin University, Darwin where she was a music teacher. Prior to that Jennifer was the Senior Music Teacher at Reddam House in Wollahra. She has extensive experience teaching curriculum music and piano to students aged from 4 years through to HSC level and has experience as a HSC music (written and performance) marker. Jennifer is also a self-employed piano and harpsicord tuner.


Miss Alice Bowman – SAS – Learning Support teacher

Miss Alice Bowman has recently finished a term at Kinross covering Trin Graham’s classes as a Long Service Leave cover. Alice will start a Maternity Leave position at the end of August to cover for Jessie Lawson who will be taking Maternity Leave until July next year.


Mrs Sue-Ann Gavin – SRC Co-ordinator

Mrs Kimberley Jones stepped down from her voluntary role as the SRC co-ordinator at the end of Term 2. She has built up the SRC as we know it today, for which I am sincerely grateful. Sue-Ann Gavin will be taking on the role, commencing in Term 3 and will take on the responsibility with dedication and enthusiasm.


Mrs Nicola Harbison – Preparatory teacher

Mrs Harbison will taking the Year 5 class for the remainder of the year, as David Hazelton embarks on a teaching role in Japan. Nicola comes to us after being a Foundation Teacher at Orange Anglican Grammar School, where she has been for over 10 years. She is both a very experienced and well-respected teacher and will no doubt be a compliment our Prep school.


Mrs Lisa Savage – Preparatory teacher

We are fortunate enough to have Mrs Lisa Savage to take on Sue Houston’s Year 2 class for the remainder of 2018. Lisa is well known to the KWS community and have been with us in various roles in the Prep school since 2010.


Mrs Suzie Maslin – Preparatory teacher

Suzie joined the KWS team earlier this year and has over 20 years experience in education. Suzie will cover for Alicia Holmes’ Maternity Leave for the remainder of 2018 and will also continue teaching Year 4 in the Prep school.

Returning Staff

Mrs Trin Graham - English teacher and RE Coordinator

After a term of well-earned Long Service Leave, Trin Graham returns to us refreshed and more keen than ever. Thanks to Alice Bowman and Bruce Kerridge for covering this leave.


Returning from Maternity Leave

Mrs Alicia van den Boss and Mrs Robyn Youll.

Long Service Leave

Mrs Amanda Foster – Library

Amanda Foster will take LSL for the remainder this year, and will be covered in by Nicole Deans.

Maternity Leave

Mrs Jessie Lawson

Jessie will be taking Maternity leave from 28th August until July next year and will be covered by Miss Alice Bowman.


Mrs Alicia Holmes

Alicia will take Maternity Leave for six months, commencing in Term 3. Suzie Maslin will provide cover for Alicia’s Maternity leave for the remainder of this year. Suzie has been working part-time in the Prep school this year.


I am sure you will join with me in welcoming our new and returning staff to Kinross Wolaroi School this term.


2018 John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award
I am thrilled to share with the school community the outstanding achievement of one of our Year 12 students, Ailish Seedsman. She has not only been nominated for, but has been successful in being one of those selected to receive the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award. This award will be presented to Ailish by the Governor of NSW at Government House in September. Congratulations, Ailish. Your contribution to the community goes far above and beyond. It is an honour to have your contribution publicly recognised by the Order of Australia Association.


Fleece to Fashion competition

Our Year 12 Textiles and Design students entered the Fleece to Fashion competition. The selection and awards night was held in Armidale during the school holidays on July 7th . Maggie Rose Smith and Isabel Lamph were awarded the Whitehouse Institute Workshops Prize for their entries in the Secondary School section. The theme was ‘A Splash of Colour’, students were asked to design a contemporary garment using merino wool. The judges were eminent Australian designers Akira Isogawa and Charlie Brown as well as long standing Editor of The Land, Emma Downey.

This is a great accolade for Maggie and Isabel as they were two of only four students selected for awards in the Secondary Schools Section.


Yalari Award

Jade Jolliffe, a KWS Yalari scholar, received one of only two awards presented at the recent Yalari Dinner in Sydney. She received the award for resilience, testament to her ongoing focus and determination. The KWS community are very proud of Jade’s achievement.


Australian Schools Rugby Success

Over the holiday break Kinross Wolaroi was very well represented by three of our students playing Rugby in the NSW Schools Rugby teams: NSW Schools 1st XV - Donny Freeman; NSW Schools 2nd XV - Aidan Kelso and Will Smith. At the conclusion of the National Championships, won by the NSW 1st’s, the National Selectors named an Australian Schools Squad to play New Zealand and Tonga in October.

I am delighted that Donny Freeman and Aidan Kelso have been named in the National Squad for these fixtures. Congratulations to all these boys for such a strong performances.


ACIES success

Several KWS students have had success at ACIES events recently.

Charlotte Simmons won the girls 17yrs 4000m Cross Country; Sophie Martin won the girls 13yrs 3000m Cross Country. Well done, girls!

Fletcher Doyle has been selected in the boys 15yrs ACIES Touch Football team; Josie Clark has been selected in the girls 15yrs Touch Football team, and Lara Clark in the Open Girls Touch Football team. A terrific effort and experience for these students.


CIS success

Ineka Hart has been selected in the CIS Girls AFL team; Philipa Manix and Phoebe Litchfield have been selected in the girls Open Hockey team; Bella Noonan in the Open Netball team; Aidan Kelso and Nicholas Booth in the boys 15yrs Rugby League team; Charlotte Simmons, Maggie Smith and Sophie Martin have been selected for the CIS Cross Country team.


Dr Andrew Parry

A Message from the
Head of Prep School

The students and staff have all returned with great energy and enthusiasm for Term 3.

As mentioned last term, we welcome Mrs Nicola Harbison, Mrs Lisa Savage and Mrs Suzie Maslin to new roles within the Prep School.

We also welcome back Ms Ann-Margaret Gunther after her fall last term.  Her broken ankle is recovering and she has returned with the moon boot firmly attached!

Mrs Emma Charlton will be absent for the next 3-4 weeks due to medical reasons and we are fortunate to have Mrs Nicole Caro available to take 6C in Mrs Charlton’s absence.

The term’s activities have begun in earnest with our athletics team heading to Dubbo today for the WAS Carnival.  We wish them every success.  Our K-6 students will all attend the Senior School production of ‘High School Musical’ this week.

On Friday and Saturday this week we host Scot’s College from Sydney who will be playing our 12 years Rugby and Football teams and are being billeted by our families.  I thank you for your generosity in billeting the boys.

You may have noticed new signs around our school highlighting our school values.  At present we are focusing on respect.  We respect everyone, whether they have different ideas or opinions and we expect that respect to be reciprocated.  Living our values is important and we look forward to the students learning and implementing these values in their daily lives.

Enjoy your week.


Mr Rob McLean

Head of the Preparatory School

A message from our Chaplains

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) is a Church of visible unity in diversity.

A couple of weeks ago the triennial national Assembly of the Uniting Church was conducted. About 300 members of the UCA from congregations around Australia gathered in Melbourne to discern a number of matters of importance to the Church. Of the matters tabled, the following were discussed, debated and discerned:

Same Gender Marriage

Sovereignty for First Peoples

Domestic and Family Violence

Climate Change

People with Disability

Working and Praying for Peace in Korea


Kinross Wolaroi School is a School of the Uniting Church and you are members of our School community. It is appropriate and right that you be informed of what the Church has discerned as it may illuminate something of the School’s particular Christian ethos.

Now, I have heard it said that the Uniting Church is so inclusive that it stands for everything and risks standing for nothing. That is a clever statement: accept everything, stand for nothing. However, it ignores the truth of what the Church does in fact stand for. It can be argued that the UCA is the most inclusive of Churches. That is due to the fact that the Church appropriates the Scriptures to our contemporary context.

The UCA listens to scholarly knowledge and academia as well as experience in science, scripture and theology. For example, embracing truths such as women and men being equal in intelligence (not thought to be the case in the 1950’s) and of the same spirit (not believed to be the case scripturally), the Church has included women in ordained ministry. This inclusion of women has brought condemnation from some other Christian churches because it is contrary to Biblical instruction found in Paul’s letters. The Church acknowledges this but argues that Paul was a man of his time and was constrained by the sciences and experiences of his time. We are a Church of our time and in our pursuit of being united in Christ for the good of the world, we need to discern issues with scholarly interpretation, contemporary knowledge and scientific understanding.

The process of discernment explained above (perhaps too simply), has led to the Church’s resolution on the matter of same-gender marriage. There are plenty of words in the Bible that speak against same-sex relationships. There are also scripture scholars (such as Prof Bill Loader) who have revealed that the understanding of human sexuality held by the biblical authors was premised by the belief that all people were born heterosexual by nature and, in the case of Paul’s letters, written during a Roman culture of sexual exploitation of boys and men. People of faith believed all homosexual acts to be contrary to human nature and acts that pervert God’s creation. However, human nature is not universally regarded to be like that in contemporary times and not all homosexual acts thought to be exploitative.

All that stated, below is listed resolutions on the matters discussed at the 15th Assembly of the UCA.


Same-Gender Marriage

The Assembly resolved that Uniting Church ministers and authorised celebrants have the freedom to conduct or to refuse to conduct same-gender marriages. There are now two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage to honour the diversity of Christian belief among its members.

The Church retains the existing statement of belief that “Marriage for Christians is the freely given consent and commitment in public and before God of a man and a woman to live together for life.” It has also adopted a new definition alongside this that “Marriage for Christians is the freely given consent and commitment in public and before God of two people to live together for life.”

The Church reinforced the rights of ministers and congregations who remain committed to the traditional understanding of marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. The Church holds no fear that this will put us out of step with most Christian churches in order to be Church that serves as an instrument through which Christ may work and bear witness to himself to all people and the whole of creation.


Sovereignty for First Peoples

The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) – an independent, indigenous member-group of the UCA – defined sovereignty as “way in which First Peoples understand themselves to be the traditional owners and custodians of the land” and is understood to be “a spiritual notion, reflecting the ancestral tie between the land and the First Peoples.”

Members of the broader Uniting Church will also be asked to observe a Day of Mourning on the Sunday prior to the 26th of January every year, with reflection on the profound effect of invasion and colonisation on First Peoples during worship services on that day.


Domestic and Family Violence Statement

The Assembly Standing Committee was asked to create resources for distribution to the wider church to assist the Church’s continued addressing of the issue.


Climate Change

Uniting Church members and agencies, including its schools, will all be encouraged to:

  • inform themselves and their communities about climate change
  • advocate for government policies and political action
  • listen to and learn from the voices of vulnerable people across the world who are experiencing the impact
  • consider ways to reduce their own contribution to the problem
  • tell stories of best practice in remote, rural and urban areas

People with Disability

The Uniting Church will continue to advocate for justice and equality for people with disability


Working and Praying for Peace in Korea

The Uniting Church recognises and listens to its Korean congregations and the Church will continue to support moves towards a peace treaty within the Korean peninsula by prayer, and through partnership with Korean churches and the World Council of Churches. It will engage with the Australian government and the Leader of the Opposition.


Phil Worrad

The Regional Engagement Enterprise

The holidays were a hive of activity in TREE in preparation for our Term 3 projects.

This term our cattle teams will attend shows in Parkes and Manildra together with the Scone Beef Bonanza. Additionally, our inaugural Wether team will be competing in Dubbo later in August. The Coddington family has kindly offered to run a junior judging workshop at their Roseville Park property in preparation next week.

We have also been feeding our piglets from Windridge Farm which will be used by the Farmers Market Team in Term 4. They have been very popular with the students and visitors!


The beginning of the new outdoor classroom and greenhouse

The foundations for our new outdoor classroom and greenhouse have been laid in the Wolaroi plot.

This construction will finish in preparation for the warmer weather!

The Dung Beetle Palace

Year 1’s Dung Beetle Palace has been constructed in preparation for their unit on mini-beasts. The students are working with Central Tablelands Landcare to help establish dung beetle colonies using a methodology trialled in Tasmania. This is new ground for the Central West – fingers crossed our frosts don’t cause too much damage!


Year 8’s Archibull submission is a big focus for the term. Over the holidays we have managed to secure many items of wool paraphernalia to assist with our finished product. The students hope to tell the story of the wool industry from shearing shed to catwalk. If you have any old stencils, wool packs, shears etc. or anything else you think would be appropriate please do get in touch. Additionally, we are calling for yarn donations. If you could spare a ball or some leftovers to help with our giant cow-yarn bomb we would be most appreciative.

Tom Riley

Director of TREE

Prep Performing Arts Press

Welcome back to Term 3!

Trust you all had a relaxing break and are ready for another busy term.

Dates for the Diary

Week 1 – All ensembles to resume rehearsals (apart from Koristers and Percussion)

Week 6 – Koristers involved in Madame Butterfly with Opera Australia

Week 9/10 – K-2, 3-4 Drama & 5-6 Show Weeks


AMEB Music exams:

6/7 Aug – Brass

7 Aug – Piano

14/15 Aug – Strings

18 - Woodwind


Orange Eisteddfod:

School Choral Days - Thurs 30 & Fri 31 Aug

Band Day - Wed 5 Sept

Strings - Thurs 6 & Fri 7 Sept

Year 3 Instrumental Program

This program will begin in Week 2. Students involved in the Band Program will be given instrumental hire forms this week, please return these ASAP to Mrs Sinclair or the office so that students are able to take instruments home for practice. Please ensure instruments are taken care of at all times, we ask that they are only played by the students themselves, not by siblings or friends. If something happens to the instruments, please do not attempt to fix them but bring it to Mrs Sinclair ASAP.

Sydney Dance Workshop

​Friday 3 August (1-2pm and 2-3pm)

All girls involved in the 5-6 Show dancing (“Woman” Dancers and “Dance Girls”) and all members of Junior Dance Group in Year 3 and above will take part in a workshop facilitated by Sydney Dance Company next Friday (Aug 3). The workshops will be one hour long and are designed to complement the teaching and learning they receive at school. Students will learn the elements of dance as they are guided through contemporary dance and ballet phrases as well as compositional task to assist them in generating, developing and structuring their own unique movement.

This is a wonderful opportunity provided to us free of charge by Sydney Dance Company and we are very excited to have some of our students involved. Please note that these workshops are for students in Year 3 and above only. There will be further information distributed to students next week.


Mrs K Sinclair
Prep Music Co-ordinator

Information and Communications Technology

Frog Tip for the Week

How to turn on Frog Notifications

1. Click on your initials in the top right corner of the screen, then select My Preferences.

2. If you haven't already done so, nominate an email address for notifications. NB. If you wish to make this your password recovery email, this email address must be unique (not a shared email address).


There are 3 types of Notifications: Frog, Push and Email.

You will see Push Notifications as an option if you have downloaded, installed and logged onto the MyFrog App (from the App Store and Play Store). Our KWS URL is

Darryn Marjoram
Director of Information Services

Prep Sports News

WAS Athletics Carnival, Dubbo

The KWS Athletics team will travel to Barden Park Athletics field, Dubbo on Wednesday to compete against All Saints, Scots, Blue Mountains Grammar, Orange Anglican and Macquarie Anglican at the WAS Athletics Carnival.

This is a practice carnival for the students in their preparation leading up to the HICES Athletics Carnival on 28 August.

All information plus Carnival programs can be found on the Frog page: Prep Sport / Athletics / Representative Athletics tab.

Term 3 Sport

Just a reminder that all sports training recommences on Wednesday 25 July.

Hockey matches for the Open Primary competition will also start back on Wednesday 25 July. This will be round 8 for the Division 1 competition only (year 5 & 6 players).

All students are expected to have correct uniform to attend training sessions and matches. This includes full tracksuits.

Sport Dates for the Diary

27 July: NSWPSSA Cross Country, Eastern Creek

25 July: WAS Athletics, Dubbo

8 August: Prep Sport photo day

28 August: HICES Athletics, Sydney

28 August: NSWPSSA Rugby Championships

13 September: CIS Athletics, Sydney


Mrs Louise Barrett

KWS Prep Sport & PE Co-ordinator


Webinar: Parties, gatherings and sleepovers - How can parents keep their teens safe?

Wednesday 3 October, 2018 from 6-7pm

Presented by Mr Paul Dillon

This webinar is for parents and guardians of teenagers who are looking for strategies to help keep their child safe at parties. Teenage parties provide young people with valuable opportunities to develop a range of social skills that they need to relate effectively with their peers. As they get older alcohol is more likely to become a part of these social gatherings and, unfortunately, things can go wrong. This presentation will examine what we know about school-based young people and alcohol use and its use at parties. It will also provide practical strategies and simple tips for parents considering allowing their teen to attend such events to help ensure they are as safe as possible.

This webinar will provide:

  • information about teenage parties and the involvement of alcohol
  • practical strategies and advice for parents to make sure their child is a safe as possible when attending a party

To register for the Webinar please follow the link:


Parent Lecture Series

Paul Dillon will be presenting in person at KWS as part of our Parent Lecture Series on Monday 22 October from 6pm. More information about this event will be provided later in the term.

KWS Community Cookbook

We need you!

  • Would you like to be involved in creating a cookbook? One that captures our Kinross Wolaroi community from Pre-Prep through to Year 12 and reflects the region in which our school is based?
  • Do you have any experience in publishing (editing, graphic design, art direction etc), copywriting, photography or food styling? If so please get in touch.
  • Would you like to be involved in creating a cookbook but don’t have any specific prior experience? Please get in touch too - we need people with an interest in food who can give their time to help make a book happen.

Our cookbook will be published in time for Christmas 2019 and all proceeds will go into resources for the school.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Alison Karbowiak

[email protected]

0423 053 325

Upcoming Events

Year 12 Visual Arts and Textiles Exhibition

Join us for our 2018 Year 12 Exhibition featuring this years Visual Arts and Textile masterpieces. 
The exhibition will be held in the Derek Pigot Auditorium. 
The evening kicks off at 6:00pm, with the Textile Parade commencing at 6:45pm. 
Come along and support our talented students. This is always a fun and exciting event, we hope to see you there!


Disney High School Musical

This year Kinross Wolaroi School presents Disney High School Musical On Stage. This musical will be on show at the Orange Civic Theatre on the 26th, 27th and 28th of July. 

Thursday 26 July - 10:00am and 7:30pm Friday 27 July - 10:00am and 7:30pm Saturday 28 July - 7:30pmTo purchase tickets for the 10:00am matinee performances, please contact the school directly on 02 6393 0300. For evening performances, tickets can be purchased through Ticketek:


Pre-Prep Open Day

KWS Pre-Prep Open Day will be held on Friday 3 August 2018 at 9:30am. This is a great opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about our Pre-Prep Program.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in our Pre-Prep Program please see the information below. We would love to see you there.


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